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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Testosterone

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Human sex hormones are sometimes detected at low concentrations in drinking water. There are no current health guidelines to determine whether these exposures are safe, or if they could pose a risk to human health.

2012-2017:

FOUND

23

states detected

242

utilities detected

19 million

people served

States reporting testosterone in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Illinois755,336,775
Missouri371,996,382
California171,855,086
Pennsylvania101,755,771
Maryland51,600,761
Nevada31,348,874
Ohio61,301,211
Florida3709,379
New Jersey23615,657
New York10605,059
Indiana12391,157
Tennessee6293,511
Colorado7189,115
Michigan3174,270
Georgia397,680
South Carolina479,415
Washington378,258
Texas377,079
Kentucky854,548
Kansas14,322
North Carolina13,264
West Virginia11,052
Oklahoma1336
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Utilities with the highest amounts of testosterone, 2012-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Platte County Public Water Supply District 9*Dearborn, MO1 of 50.280 ppt1,505
Lathrop PWS*Lathrop, MO1 of 50.280 ppt2,898
Raytown Water CompanyRaytown, MO1 of 50.280 ppt21,135
Platte City PWSPlatte City, MO1 of 50.280 ppt4,977
Northmoor PWSNorthmoor, MO1 of 50.280 ppt323
Kansas City*Kansas City, MO1 of 50.280 ppt460,000
Weatherby Lake PWSWeatherby Lake, MO1 of 50.280 ppt1,923
Dearborn PWSDearborn, MO1 of 50.280 ppt575
Cass County Public Water Supply District 2*Belton, MO1 of 50.280 ppt3,665
Clay County Public Water Supply District 8Excelsior Springs, MO1 of 50.280 ppt2,090
Platte County Public Water Supply District 2Camden Point, MO1 of 50.280 ppt815
Belton*Belton, MO1 of 50.280 ppt23,175
Cass County Public Water Supply District 10Peculiar, MO1 of 50.280 ppt3,200
Cass County Public Water Supply District 3Raymore, MO1 of 50.280 ppt2,736
RaymoreRaymore, MO1 of 50.280 ppt19,963
Clay County Public Water Supply District 6Kearney, MO1 of 50.280 ppt4,700
Clay County Public Water Supply District 5Liberty, MO1 of 50.280 ppt1,000
Cass County Public Water Supply District 6Raymore, MO1 of 50.280 ppt2,307
Jackson County PWSD1Grandview, MO1 of 50.280 ppt24,475
Clay County Public Water Supply District 9Smithville, MO1 of 50.280 ppt2,532
Birmingham Village ofBirmingham, MO1 of 50.280 ppt190
Ferrelview PWSFerrelview, MO1 of 50.280 ppt455
Clay County Public Water Supply District 2Liberty, MO1 of 50.280 ppt3,345
Platte County Cons Public Water Supply District 1Kansas City, MO1 of 50.280 ppt5,025
Syracuse City*Syracuse, NY1 of 80.275 ppt512,329
Elbridge Village*Elbrige, NY1 of 80.275 ppt2,919
Skaneateles Village*Skaneateles, NY1 of 80.275 ppt6,110
Woodland Park Water DepartmentWoodland Park, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt6,000
Totowa Water DepartmentTotowa Borough, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt10,804
Manchester Utilities Authority*Woodland Park, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt12,000
Bloomingdale Water DepartmentBloomingdale Boro, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt7,742
Fairfield Water DepartmentFairfield, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt7,400
Wallington Water DepartmentWallington, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt11,583
Elmwood Park Water DepartmentElmwood Park Boro, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt20,374
Harrison W DepartmentHarrison, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt14,425
Passaic Valley Water Commission*Clifton, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt310,121
Passaic Valley WC Lodi WDClifton, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt24,136
Gracemont Public Works AuthorityGracemont, OK1 of 10.140 ppt336
Knoxville Utilities Board-KUB*Knoxville, TN1 of 40.133 ppt236,326
Wheaton*Wheaton, IL1 of 40.125 ppt55,416
IL American-arrowheadCreve Coeur, IL1 of 40.125 ppt1,820
Orland Park*Orland Park, IL2 of 40.108 ppt55,603
IL American-alpine HeightsCreve Coeur, IL2 of 40.108 ppt812
City of PortervillePorterville, CA1 of 640.0830 ppt55,107
Nueces County WCID 4Port Aransas, TX2 of 80.0700 ppt11,403
Louisburg, City ofLouisburg, KS1 of 40.0650 ppt4,322
Southside Water Inc.Clayton, NY1 of 40.0630 ppt195
Watertown Town Water District 3 & 4Watertown, NY1 of 40.0630 ppt750
Watertown City*Watertown, NY1 of 40.0630 ppt29,406
DANC (Watertown / Ft. Drum)*Watertown, NY1 of 40.0630 ppt35,150

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Testosterone, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Belton*Belton, MO1 of 50.280 ppt23,175
RaymoreRaymore, MO1 of 50.280 ppt19,963
Raytown Water CompanyRaytown, MO1 of 50.280 ppt21,135
Jackson County PWSD1Grandview, MO1 of 50.280 ppt24,475
Kansas City*Kansas City, MO1 of 50.280 ppt460,000
Syracuse City*Syracuse, NY1 of 80.275 ppt512,329
Totowa Water DepartmentTotowa Borough, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt10,804
Elmwood Park Water DepartmentElmwood Park Boro, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt20,374
Passaic Valley WC Lodi WDClifton, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt24,136
Harrison W DepartmentHarrison, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt14,425
Wallington Water DepartmentWallington, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt11,583
Manchester Utilities Authority*Woodland Park, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt12,000
Passaic Valley Water Commission*Clifton, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt310,121
Knoxville Utilities Board-KUB*Knoxville, TN1 of 40.133 ppt236,326
Wheaton*Wheaton, IL1 of 40.125 ppt55,416
Orland Park*Orland Park, IL2 of 40.108 ppt55,603
City of PortervillePorterville, CA1 of 640.0830 ppt55,107
Nueces County WCID 4Port Aransas, TX2 of 80.0700 ppt11,403
DANC (Watertown / Ft. Drum)*Watertown, NY1 of 40.0630 ppt35,150
Watertown City*Watertown, NY1 of 40.0630 ppt29,406
Griffith Water DepartmentGriffith, IN1 of 40.0500 ppt16,893
Chester Water Authority*Chester, PA1 of 40.0500 ppt124,649
City of Auburn*Auburn, WA1 of 140.0380 ppt55,258
NapervilleNaperville, IL1 of 40.0350 ppt100,300
Houston County - Feagin Mill*Warner Robbins, GA1 of 60.0350 ppt73,592
City of LancasterLancaster, SC1 of 80.0300 ppt13,075
Green River Valley Water District*Horse Cave, KY1 of 40.0300 ppt17,431
Lancaster County Water and Sewer District*Lancaster, SC1 of 80.0300 ppt62,840
City of Sterling HeightsSterling Heights, MI1 of 40.0250 ppt127,000
Northwest Suburban Municipal Jawa*Elk Grove Village, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt319,050
Justice-Willow Springs Water Commssion*Justice, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt17,633
City of Chicago*Chicago, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt2,896,016
Lansing*Lansing, IL1 of 40.0250 ppt28,086
Highland Water Works*Highland, IN1 of 40.0250 ppt23,546
Munster Water CompanyMunster, IN1 of 40.0250 ppt23,603
Du Page Water Commission*Elmhurst, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt749,636
Highland Park*Highland Park, IL1 of 40.0250 ppt31,365
DeerfieldDeerfield, IL1 of 40.0250 ppt18,420
Alsip*Alsip, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt20,500
SummitSummit, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt10,600
LincolnwoodLincolnwood, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt12,359
Melrose Park*Melrose Park, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt22,700
Morton GroveNorton Grove, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt22,373
Niles*Niles, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt30,068
Harvey*Harvey, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt30,000
Franklin ParkFranklin Park, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt19,434
Forest ParkForest Park, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt15,688
Evergreen ParkEvergreen Park, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt20,821
Elmwood ParkElmwood Park, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt25,405
DoltonDolton, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt25,176

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Testosterone, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.